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What is the point of this book?,
This review is from: How Language Works: How Babies Babble, Words Change Meaning and Languages Live or Die (Paperback)
Anyone expecting to find what the blurb says on this book is in for a big disappointment. There is nothing new, no opinions to chew over just a very rushed synopsis of everything that has to do with language. Anyone who has reached adulthood will know 90% of what this book contains anyway. A good 20% of the book is made up of a listing of world languages - no interesting detail just a listing.
Professor Crystal also holds the very odd view that language evolved 30,000 years ago some 30,000 years after man reached Australia. So how did that happen?
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Initial post: 7 Mar 2011, 16:12:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2011, 16:13:30 GMT
Why would you need it? Australians don't speak English anyway............. mate!!!
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